ICWA is a vibrant community of Fellows and Members who share our dedication to global understanding. Benefits include exclusive access to our Fellows’ reports and invitations to special events and seminars.
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The ICWA Fellowship nurtures deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting each Fellow’s self-designed program of independent study abroad for a minimum of two years.
Jonathan Guyer I January 15, 201613 January 2015 I had flown to Beirut for the first annual Symposium on Arabic Comics to deliver a paper about the Franco-Syrian comic artist Riad Sattouf’s incredibly popular graphic novel, The Arab of the Future. As part of the American University of Beirut’s symposium, and kicking off the events, a top Lebanese wedding planner had ...Read more
Scott Erich I January 13, 2016Oman commemorated its 45th National Day on November 18th, which was also His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s 75th birthday. Festivities weren’t confined to just one day. Preparations were visible in early September, and some of the most anticipated celebrations occurred in December, long after his birthday. In fact, sometimes it feels like every day is National ...Read more
Pramila Jayapal, State Senator and Nationally Known Immigrant-rights Advocate, Announces Congressional Run
Pramila Jayapal I January 26, 2016The Seattle Times – Past ICWA Fellow Pramila Jayapal has announced her candidacy to succeed retiring 14-term U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott. Jayapal is currently a Washington State Senator and has been a respected activist and voice in Washington politics for years. After her ICWA Fellowship in India, Jayapal founded Hate Free Zone, an immigrant-rights advocacy group now called ...Read more
William F. Foote I January 4, 2016The Boston Globe – Willy Foote’s ICWA Fellowship inspired him to leave his job as a financial analyst to start Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund working in Latin American and Africa. This year Root Capital expects to have lent more than $1 billion to small buisnessses in the developing world. Foote and Cambridge-based Root Capital were featured in this ...Read more